Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany: Belonging to the Linnean class Polyandria.
  • Having the stamens indefinitely numerous, at least more than ten.
  • In zoology, having several male mates; polygamous, as a female animal.
  • In sociology, same as polyandric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Belonging to the class Polyandria; having many stamens, or any number above twenty, inserted in the receptacle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to polyandry.
  • adjective botany Belonging to the class Polyandria; having many stamens inserted in the receptacle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having more than one husband at a time

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Examples

  • The NeoAmish, for example, live in polyandrous families (_polyandrous_ was in our vocabulary list last month) because of the scarcity of women.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • I hate being 'polyandrous' and I miss Mr Mine terribly, but I just need some mental stimulation, some mindfuck to keep my sanity in place.

    natinski Diary Entry

  • A "polyandrous" many husbands woman has joined the polygamy law's challengers.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • A woman who professes to be polyandrous and then settles into domestic bliss.

    Alexis Marble: Carla Bruni and Me

  • I am thriving albeit not polyandrous...yet on my own.

    Alexis Marble: Carla Bruni and Me

  • As I understood it, that is why, in primitive, polyamorous/polyandrous societies, the avuncular relationship is so important.

    ProWomanProLife » Why am I so skeptical?

  • But, of course, I live in the context of thousands of years of human civilization and human culture dictates that I direct my energies toward building a stable household (monogamous, in this particular flavor of civilization, but polyandrous or polygamous in other flavors) from which to participate fully in the political economy and raise children that are well-integrated into my community.

    Vegan Envy

  • A woman who professes to be polyandrous and then settles into domestic bliss.

    Alexis Marble: Carla Bruni and Me

  • A woman who professes to be polyandrous and then settles into domestic bliss.

    Alexis Marble: Carla Bruni and Me

  • I am thriving albeit not polyandrous...yet on my own.

    Alexis Marble: Carla Bruni and Me

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